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Don't blame me for Isis, says Syrian President Bashar al-Assad

The Syrian president, Bashar al-Assad, has declared his country was not a breeding ground for Isis, blaming the creation of the jihadist organisation on the west.<p>“I can tell you Daesh doesn’t have the natural incubator, social incubator, within Syria,” he said in a television interview with Italian …

Syrian troops advance on insurgents as Putin defends airstrikes

Syrian troops backed by Russian airstrikes advanced against insurgents in the center of the country as President Vladimir Putin defended Moscow's intervention in the conflict, saying it would aid efforts to reach a political settlement.<p>Putin said Moscow's objective was to stabilize the Syrian …

Microsoft Band vs. Apple Watch: Don't Underestimate The Software Giant

Microsoft updates its smart wearable fitness tracker, as it continues to expand its hardware ambitions.<p>While <b>Microsoft</b> (NASDAQ:MSFT) was late to the …

Apple Watch

Islamic State figures killed in air strike but Abu Bakr Baghdadi not believed among them

The army says it struck the convoy for the extremist group's leader in western Anbar province<p>Eight senior figures from Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) were killed in an air strike while meeting in a town in western Iraq, but the group's reclusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi did not …

Syria is becoming a test bed for high-tech, electronic weapons

After repeated incursions into Turkish airspace by Russian warplanes on bombing raids over Syria, NATO's secretary general Jens Stoltenberg warned Moscow that it stands ready to "defend all allies".<p>Meanwhile Britain announced it would send troops to Baltic states to defend NATO's eastern boundaries …

Responding to the Challenge of Russia in Syria

No one should have been surprised that Russia committed their military to the task of saving their ally in Syria from defeat. And no one should now be surprised if Saudi Arabia steps up its support for the Syrian opposition; or if the opposition attacks Russian forces in Syria.<p>From the very …

The Wearable Tech We’ve Been Waiting For: Wove Band

Wearable Tech . We’ve seen none of these smart wearable items truly succeed . But that is not going to stop all these devices from entering the great …

Wearable Tech

Russia’s New Mega-Missile Stuns the Globe

Putin’s latest weapons were mostly unknown to the outside world—until they began slamming into Syria.<p>On Oct. 7, Russian warships in the Caspian Sea …

These 5 Kits Can Teach Kids About Computers and Coding

As adults and parents, we’re quick to point out how much simpler—and therefore better—things were when we were young. Instead of iPads, we had books. …

Build A Bigger Chest

Here’s one of the most common fitness questions I get:<p>“<i>How do I build a bigger chest?</i>”<p>Then I ask for their current upper-body workout and they proceed to tell me about their barbell and machine potpourri, how they constantly train to failure, and, oh, how they finish every workout with a protein …

Microsoft's new Windows phones: They'll have to do for now

Even Microsoft can't decide whether Windows is relevant in the smartphone world.<p>Since its Windows Phone mobile operating system launched in 2010, Microsoft has pinned its hopes on devices running the software. Just wait until Windows Phone 7, the company said years back in regards to its mobile …

The new Chromecast launched with a half-baked Apple iOS app missing key features

<b>Updated 10/7/2015:</b> <i>Google today released the updated Chromecast app for iOS. We’ve since updated the app for ourselves, and all the new features are</i> …

Wove Band Android Wearable Smart Bracelet (video)

A new Android wearable device has been created called the Wove Band that is equipped with an E-Ink display providing a 1024 x 200 pixel grayscale …

Roku 4 joins the 4K parade, which won't include new Apple TV

It is obviously the season for new streaming media players. We’ve seen new versions of the Apple TV, Amazon’s Fire TV, and the Google Chromecast. …

Smart TV

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A superfan tried to convince me Microsoft Band 2 is a winner

I probably shouldn’t have been surprised to find a Microsoft Band fan at the company’s big Windows 10 device launch, but the wearable has kept a low …

Pakistan military ranked 11th strongest in world

Pakistan military has been ranked as the 11th strongest military in the world, as per a Credit Suisse report on globalisation.<p>Ranked seven spots …

Location-Based Parenting

It's 10PM -- do you know where your children, dog, luggage, phone and everything else you own is? Now you can. But do you want to?<p>Parenting is 1% inspiration, 10% perspiration and 89% constant requests like "Mom, do you know where I put the _____." As technologies that incorporate GPS, WiFi, …

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch is now available online, starting at $299

Samsung’s Gear S2 smartwatch — and its brother, the Gear S2 Classic — are undeniably cool entries into the wearables space. And as we reported would be the case a couple of weeks ago, they both have now launched in the US. You can grab the Gear S2 and the Gear S2 Classic from a variety of …

Apple welcomes new batch of HomeKit-compatible devices

Apple’s list of HomeKit-compatible devices is finally starting to look impressive.<p>The company’s smarthome framework has been off to a bit of a slow start since Apple first unveiled it at its Worldwide Developers Conference last year, but this fall might be when it actually hits its stride. The list …

The Sondors eBike is loaded with features and surprisingly affordable

It has been a big month for electric vehicles, with Tesla notably stealing the show with its event earlier this week. On the lower end of the cost spectrum, there is an ever increasing interest in affordable battery-driven transportation. We have already seen motorcycle and skateboard prototypes …

Batteries

New wave of Apple TV Developer Kits opens up ahead of late October launch

Citing ‘overwhelming demand’, Apple has expanded the number of Apple TV Developer Kits available for registered developers who applied for a chance to receive the pre-release hardware last month. A number of developers (but not all) who previously missed out on the initial wave of test units have …

One Apple Ring to rule them all

LG Releases iOS-Compatible Smartwatch with Cellular Connectivity

Finally, a smartwatch that doesn’t need a phone to be within reach. The biggest new trend in wearable tech is all about leaving your smartphone behind. In response, LG has introduced the Watch Urbane 2nd Edition, which comes with a built in cellular radio. And it's compatible with your iPhone.<p>With …

Wearable Tech

A vigilante hacker is changing 10,000 WiFi passwords

Someone is hacking unprotected WiFi routers everywhere -- and forcing them to be on guard.<p>Does your home WiFi use a default password? It forces you to change it. Does it leave unguarded communication channels open? It forces you to close them.<p>To experts, this seems like the work of a well …

Wi-Fi

Skype iPad app now supports iOS 9 to display two apps side-by-side

Skype has updated its iOS app with benefits for both iPad and iPhone users.<p>Released on Thursday, Skype's iPad app can now take advantage of the new Split View feature in iOS 9, the latest version of Apple's mobile software. Split View is designed to help you better multitask and can display two …

Russian airstrikes in Syria propping up Assad, Fallon claims

Defence secretary Michael Fallon says majority of Russian bombs not targeting Isis, but killing civilians and rebels<p>Russia’s military intervention in Syria is propping up Bashar al-Assad rather than tackling Islamic State, the defence secretary has claimed.<p>Michael Fallon said the vast majority of …

Obama's Big UN Week Sunk by Putin's Clever Gambit, Iran's Cold Rebuke, and Multiple U.S. Policy Failures

We may look back on this week just passing as one of the true nadirs in America's post-9/11 efforts to lead the world, a series of events that make the failures of America's shallow strategies, of both Republican and Democratic administrations, impossible to ignore. It is a particular low point for …